'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Quite simply, the rich and powerful - for now - can tolerate higher levels of climate change because they can pay to escape the consequences 

In addition to the post by Ellis Sharp from which the title of this one was taken, consider this primer by lenin over at Lenin's Tomb. The critical insight is that climate change will not only be disproportionately destructive for poor people, but constitutes a perverse opportunity for capitalist development through their expulsion, as already revealed by the effort to transform post-Katrina New Orleans into an urban tourist resort park.

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